The Morning Glory Mach 3 0.38 mm Roller can safely be added to the "best pens you have never heard of" list. I knew this last year when they first came out and I reviewed the lime green model. It left a crisp, clean line and for an 0.38 mm liquid ink pen and that is no small feat.
I forgot about it though, until I saw someone mention the blue black model and realized it had fallen off my radar. That was corrected when I snagged three of them in a recent JetPens order. Why three? When a pen writes this well and is inexpensive, why not have one handy everywhere?
The "everywhere pen" puts it in good company with some of my other favorites like the Uni-ball Signo DX and Jetstream, Zebra Sarasa Clip, and Ohto Graphic Liner, to name a few. All are pens that work flawlessly and provide enjoyment when in use, and therefore I want to have them handy at home, at work, and on the go. While fountain pens are my first choice these days, finding a $2 pen that makes me smile is always great.
While my writing sample below came out a little dark, this is what I would consider a true blue black ink color. It's right in the middle of the spectrum with no hint of green, which is where I like it. And as I mentioned above, the lines are exceptionally clean for a liquid ink pen. Granted, I used Rhodia for this review, and many other nice papers are in the rotation, but this pen would be nice in a Moleskine, for example.
For $2.00 it is worth checking out. And if you like it, Morning Glory has a rainbow of colors to choose from at JetPens. Add it to an order or your wish list and thank me later.
(JetPens is an advertiser on The Pen Addict and I received this product at no charge.)